Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Attempting The Hat Trick

I have found over time that one tends to stop making resolutions as they are infrequently kept, tending to reinforce a sense of failure. Take exercising for example. It's hard to get started. But it's a lot harder after you've stopped. 

The key is not to beat yourself up over setbacks. Take each day new, fresh and untarnished. So while the Hat Trick never worked for Bullwinkle, I too shall attempt it again, and in no particular order:

1) Seek truth

2) Maintain balance

3) Love more

As I laid down last night after resolving the above, it struck me how similar these were to the 3 goals my father had for issuing us into the world:

1) Ride

2) Shoot straight

3) Tell the truth

Times change, but not by much. Or if you prefer - Yard by Yard, life is hard. But Inch by Inch, life's a cinch. So when times are hard, regroup. Take life in small measure. Just don't quit.


  1. It is said behavioral change comes about with at least 90 days of adherence to the new behavior. Worked best one day at a time, I might add.